Folk singer Natalie Merchant has picked up an apartment near Sutton Place for $705,000. The one-bedroom condop at 211 East 53rd Street is on the small side, but that won't be a big issue for Natalie since she spends most of her time at her homes in Hawaii and upstate New York.
SunGuard Data Systems CEO Cristobal Conde and his wife Susan have sold their five-bedroom apartment at 33 East 70th Street for $13.2 million. They'll be leaving behind neighbors in the building like Joan Didion and Marina Rust Connor
Just a few blocks up, Texas real estate developer James Sowell and his wife Elizabeth have paid $12 million for a place at 770 Park Avenue, where they'll be sharing the elevator with new neighbors like Daryl and Steve Roth, Michael Lynne, and Dirk Ziff.
Another day, another sale at 15 Central Park West. This time it's Maryland Heathcare Company president Semyon Friedman and his wife Janna, who paid $3.4 million for the sixth-floor apartment.
More details on the two units Bill Mack and wife Phyllis bought at 550 Park Avenue earlier this month. Although the adjacent apartments were on the market for $24 million (they were offered as a package deal by two different sellers), the Macks got $4 million knocked off the price tag before all was said and done, and ended up paying (just) $20 million for the spread. [Page Six]